Biography

 

Perfecting his craft for over more than a decade, Technique has gained notoriety as one of Hawaii's most versatile DJ/Turntablists spinning everything from Hip-Hop, House, Trance, Breakbeats, Dubstep and More.  His versatility has earned him residencies respectively in the Mainstream Club, Underground Hip-Hop & EDM scenes performing at almost every nightspot in Hawai'i and has taken his talent to the states & abroad.  He has opened up & spun alongside/with world-class artists such as DJ Qbert, Mixmaster Mike, DJ Shortkut, DJ Rhettmatic, DJ Babu, DJ Craze, DJ Skribble, DJ Motiv8 (Black Eyed Peas), Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek, Mos Def, Jin Tha MC, Jeru The Damaja, Opio (Hieroglyphics/Souls Of Mischief), Xzibit, 112, Mr. Vegas, Dieselboy, DJ Irene, Richard Vission, Baby Anne, Keith MacKenzie, Andy Moor, Firebeatz, Sander Van Doorn, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Vice, Henry Fong, Laidback Luke, Pickster One, Jantsen & Dirt Monkey, Antiserum & Mayhem, Whiiite, Datsik, Excision, Flux Pavilion, Sluggo, Deadmau5, Zomboy, Breathe Carolina, Party Favor, Steve Aoki and more.

 A radio vet as well, Technique has been fortunate to have been a mixshow DJ on all 3 of Hawaii's latest urban radio stations Hot I-94/Hot 93.9 (KIKI FM Honolulu), Power 104.3 (KPHW FM Honolulu) & 102.7 Da Bomb (KDDB FM Honolulu).  He has also syndicated mixes for Arizona stations Hot 98.3 (KOHT FM Tucson) from 2008-2009 & 101.1 The Beat (KNRJ FM Scottsdale) from 2013-2015, along with a feature on California's Power 106 (KPWR FM Los Angeles) for Sway (MTV) & King Tech's The World Famous Wake Up Show in 2011.  Currently he is a Mixshow Coordinator, Mixer & On-Air Personality for 102.7 Da Bomb where he has 2 back to back friday night mixshows, The Friday Night Mix (CHR/Top 40) & The Super Awesome Mixshow Show (EDM).

 No stranger to the local DJ battle scene, he is a 3x Mai Tai Bar Hot Island DJ Spin-Off Champion (2011, 2012 & 2013) & the 2014 Bacardi Iron DJ Champion among other titles.  He also serves as studio & tour DJ for Hawai'i rap group ANGRY LOCALS who are currently working on their 4th studio album.

Aside from DJing, Technique had the honor of releasing his remix service production work through the New York based record label, AV8 Records (Crooklyn Clan, Fatman Scoop, Disco Fries) from 2008-2012! He later became affiliated with EDM record labels Betamorph Recordings & Asylum Confidential as their resident DJ which led to original music production and remixes inspired by their artists. Now perfecting a new craft, Technique has been taken under the wing of emerging producers and tastemakers in hopes of sharing his music worldwide! In June 2017 he joined The Crooklyn Clan's roster of editor/remixers exclusively releasing his remix service production work for thier website crooklynclan.net 

Some of his tracks have gotten world class support. Most notably his collab with Pickster One aka Ønami “Hit The Clurb” was featured on Diplo’s BBC Radio 1Xtra radio show Diplo & Friends and his mashup of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” & A-Ha’s “Take On Me” was featured multiple times on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast, the #1 sports podcast in America!!!

 

career highlights

 

  • Editor/Remixer/Producer For The Crooklyn Clan's Vault & Record Pool crooklynclan.net (2017-Present)
  • Scratch Cypher With DJ Qbert At HNL Kendama (2015)
  • Guest Set At DJ Midnight's Well-Off Tuesdays Hawai'i Takeover Event At The Cellar In San Francisco (2014)
  • Guest Set At Mike Mijares' Lust Thursdays Hawai'i Takeover Event At Parlare Euro Lounge In Sacramento (2014)
  • Guest Set At Vanguard Nightlife's Mixology Event At Ruby Skye's 4Fourteen In San Francisco (2014)
  • Guest Set Alongside J. Espinosa At Anthony Presents' Sundaze Event At The EndUp In San Francisco (2014)
  • Bacardi's Iron DJ Competition Champion (2014)
  • Guest Feature On Kutmaster Spaz's Dis-N-Dat TV Show On Hawaii's OC16 (2012 & 2013)
  • 3x Mai Tai Bar Hot Island DJ Spin-Off Champion (2011, 2012 & 2013)
  • Competitor In Red Bull's THRE3STYLE Invitational DJ Competition At SoHo Mixed Media Bar (2012)
  • Guest Mix On Sway (MTV) & King Tech's The World Famous Wake Up Show On Los Angeles' Power 106 (2011)
  • DJ Qbert Skratch University & The World Famous Wake Up Show's Mix Contest Finalist (1 Of 6 Finalists Out of 350+ DJs Worldwide) (2011)
  • Co-Headlined With The Angry Locals, Nesian N.I.N.E. & The Green At Vizzun Entertainment's 6th Annual Pure Aloha Fall Festival At The Silverton Casino Hotel In Las Vegas (2011)
  • DJ For Dubstep/Bass Music Record Label Betamorph Recordings (2011-Present)
  • B2B Set With Miles Medina At Rick Rock's Sexy Saturdays Event At Oceans 808 (2011)
  • B2B Set With Miles Medina At APT 102's Madhouse Mondays Event At Aiea Bowl (2011)
  • Guest Set At Blue Martini (Town Square Las Vegas) In Las Vegas (2011)
  • On-Air Mixer/Personality For 102.7 Da Bomb (KDDB FM Honolulu) (2010-Present)
  • Mention In The Song "Mr. DJ" By Big Teeze (Hi-Town DJs) Of "Ding-A-Ling" Fame (2010)
  • On-Air Mixer For Power 104.3 (KPHW FM Honolulu) (2009)
  • Remixer/Producer For World Famous Remix Service Record Label AV8 Records (2008-2012)
  • Guest Set At Hippo Esthetics' Wasabi Fridays Event At Mist Bar & Lounge (Treasure Island Hotel & Casino) In Las Vegas (2007)
  • B2B Set With Andy Moor At Livewire's 2AM Event At Xyloh Nightclub (2007)
  • Guest Set At Shaquille O'Neal & Dwayne Wade's Turn Up The Heat Event At The Knitting Factory In Los Angeles (2006)
  • Scratch Cypher With DJ Craze & The Nocturnal Sound Krew (2x ITF World Champions) At Go Ventures, Double-O-Spot & DFX's 7th Annual Love Festival Event At The Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park (2005)
  • B2B Set With DJ Motiv8 (Black Eyed Peas) At Venus Nightclub (2004)
  • On-Air Mixer For Hot I-94/Hot 93.9 (KIKI FM Honolulu) (2003)
  • Turntablist Category Winner At Musical Youth Of Hawaii's Hawai'i DJ Awards At World Cafe (2002)
  • Hot I-94's Mixmaster DJ Battle Champion At The Joynt (1998)